Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2004





2004, October 12.  Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Centennial

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf. 14.

Se-tenant Pairs, Sheets of 40 and Miniature Sheets of 8  (4 Pairs)



Se-tenant Pairs   (100,000)

    6p  Walled City (Intramuros)

    6p  Great Wall of China


Miniature Sheets of 8   (8,000)


Designer:   Simon Lee Tiong Seng


Designs:  The composite design depicts the Intramuros alongside the Great Wall of China as though East Asia meets Asia. This symbolizes more than 100 years of relations between the two countries, friendly in its social and political aspects, and mutually beneficial in terms of commerce and trade.  Dominant colors are red, green, and gold. Red is the Chinese color for luck, green is the universal color for productivity, and gold, universal as well, stands for wealth.   So with these stamps, the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Inc, conveys its wish and hope for endless years of luck, productivity, and wealth for both China and the Philippines.


First Day Covers:  Manila



Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce - 100th Anniversary

The Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (FCGCCI) is the "oldest" Chinese business organization in the Philippines, which was established in 1904. It aims to provide financial and material contributions to the country, especially assistance to the victims of calamities and needy fellow Filipinos. It also provides settlements as well as arbitrations of disputes brought to its attention in the Chinese community.

During its existence before the year 1950, the chamber enjoyed recognition by the whole Chinese population as their omnibus agency on one hand; while on the other hand, it was the representative agency of the local Chinese in the eyes of our government. On its shoulder laid the twin important tasks of safeguarding the interests and security of the Chinese population. At the same time, taking pains in adjusting the Chinese community in a turbulent and highly complex world situation.

The chamber firmly believes that the Chinese community should be integrated into the big Philippine society, with security and progress as the objectives of the attainment, considering the fact that this country has become their homeland, being the place of their birth, growth and development. Thus, to effect a true integration of the Filipino and the Chinese societies, the Chinese should participate actively in the civic and charitable projects as well as social activities; adapt to the customs and traditions of the Filipino people; and break the psychological barrier existing between the two people.




  • Business / Commerce

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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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Issues of 2004